Latvian man makes history by completing world's first-ever drone parachute jump

Latvian man makes history by completing drone jump

This is the first time anything like this has been attempted (Credit: YouTube)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In Latvia, a man has made history by becoming the first person to parachute from a drone. 

The jump was undertaken by a company called Aerones, which designed a drone able to carry up to 200 kilograms at the cost of roughly €35,000 (£29,000).

The footage on YouTube shows the drone carrying the man up to a great height, before he lets go and opens his parachute to glide down. 

The company have said it hopes the drone could one day be used to help save lives by carrying people away from difficult places. 

Watch the video below: